Privacy Policy

In undertaking psychotherapy, you will be providing me with certain personal data. In so doing it is important that you are aware of and agree to the following: 

  • As a member of BACP I am required to keep accurate and appropriate notes of our work together. I record my session notes securely on a laptop that is only used by me, and this is password protected at both the level of the individual document and the laptop itself. 
  • Any paper documents are locked in a robust non-portable cabinet to which only I have access. 
  • Notes are anonymous, free of identifying information, and are kept for up to 7 years (or 7 years after a young person turns 18) as per my insurance guidelines and then securely destroyed by shredding. 
  • Contact details are not shared and digitally stored information cannot be connected to notes. 
  • This contract and other documentation that includes personal data are kept secure and in a separate location from notes.
  • Information may be shared with outside agencies in the event of a safeguarding issue or other professional requirement. (e.g. immediate risk of substantial harm to self or others; or under a legal requirement, e.g. terrorism, drug money laundering; or via court order for disclosure)

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (Registration Number ZB217244) and any information that I keep is subject to the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 18) and United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation UK-GDPR see Information Commissioner’s Office: and BACP’s Privacy notice.

GDPR – Your Rights; You have the right;-

  • to access a copy and explanation of your personal data
  • to request correction or erasure, in certain circumstances
  • to request limiting or ceasing data processing, where applicable
  • to compensation for substantial damage or distress caused by data processing, where applicable

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions about how your personal data is processed.